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Export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia

Malaysian companies are set to explore export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia through Malaysia External Trade Development Corp signature export promotion programme, Export Acceleration Mission. ...

NST Business
https://www.nst.com.my/business/2018/11/434409/export-opportunities-chemicals-and-chemical-products-vietnam-and-cambodia

Embassies repatriate 55 workers from three countries

Cambodian embassies have recently repatriated 55 Cambodian nationals who went to China, Malaysia and Vietnam to find work illegally or were duped into forced marriages. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said that the embassy in China repatriated two women who were duped into ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534019/embassies-repatriate-55-workers-from-three-countries/

Ministers meet again to send workers to Malaysia

The Labour Minister led a delegation to visit Malaysia last week to discuss sending migrant labourers and maids there with the country’s Minister of Human Resources. The Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Friday saying that Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with Human Resources Minister ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108042/ministers-meet-send-workers-malaysia/

The big three. 2018 elections for Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia

In 2018 there will be three elections in our immediate region – the much-predicted (and confirmed by the Thai PM) Thai election, another in Cambodia and one in Malaysia. All have their very local versions of democracy which will shape the outcomes. All are vital ...

Tanutam Thawan
https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/big-three-2018-elections-thailand-malaysia-cambodia

Malaysia, Cambodia sign new agreement to protect maids

Cambodian maids who work in Malaysia will be given smartphones, bank accounts and counselling under a new agreement signed by the two countries yesterday, an employment agency representative said – measures intended to prevent the kind of widespread abuses that resulted in a ban on ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-cambodia-sign-new-agreement-protect-maids

Workers repatriated from Malaysia

Eighteen Cambodian migrant workers were repatriated from Malaysia this week after being cheated by brokers to work abroad illegally, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079676/workers-repatriated-malaysia/

Malaysia to establish a US$250 million Islamic trade centre in Cambodia

Malaysia is investing some US$250 million to establish a Cambodia Islamic Trade Centre (CITC) seen as positive contribution to the country’s economic development. ...

Lim Nary
http://www.akp.gov.kh/?p=106992

NGOs help six more workers to repatriate from Malaysia

NGOs in Cambodia and Malaysia are working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to repatriate six of the 30 Cambodians who sought shelter at the country’s embassy after the Malaysian government started mass arrests of undocumented migrant workers on July 1. ...

Zsomber Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngos-help-six-more-workers-to-repatriate-from-malaysia-132923/

Embassy in Malaysia lacks funds to send workers home

An official at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Monday that with more Cambodians seeking support and refuge amid a labor crackdown by Malaysian authorities, the embassy’s budget was not enough to pay to bring them home. ...

Leng Len and Hannah Hawkins
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/embassy-in-malaysia-lacks-funds-to-send-workers-home-132613/

79 migrant workers arrested in Malaysia

The Foreign Affairs Ministry says the Malaysian government has taken notice of Thailand’s recent crackdown on illegal foreign workers and begun one of its own, wrangling 79 illegal Cambodian migrant workers in two weeks. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5065736/79-migrant-workers-arrested-malaysia/

Workers rescued from Thai boats in Malaysia

The Cambodian embassy in Malaysia has repatriated 14 Cambodian fishermen who fled a Thai boat and are believed to be human trafficking victims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.​​ ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40167/workers-rescued-from-thai-boats-in-malaysia/

Workers fear arrest in Malaysia

Cambodian workers continue to fear arrest and deportation amid an ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrant workers in Malaysia, with local media reporting that 2,000 migrants have been arrested since the beginning of the month as of yesterday.   ...

Yon Sineat and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-fear-arrest-malaysia

Government refutes claims of abuse in Malaysia

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday refuted the claims of two women who say they saw inmates at a Malaysian detention depot fatally beaten by guards earlier this year, including fellow Cambodians.   ...

Kang Sothear and Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/government-refutes-claims-abuse-malaysia-116786/

Woman back home after forced marriage in Malaysia

A woman who worked as a maid in Malaysia was repatriated to Cambodia late last week after years of abuse at the hands of her employers, including a forced marriage. ...

Sen David and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/woman-back-home-after-forced-marriage-malaysia

Maids repatriated from Malaysia

Five Cambodian workers imprisoned in a Malaysian jail were repatriated yesterday, with 13 more expected to make their way back to the Kingdom in the coming days. All 18 were jailed for allegedly lacking the proper work permits and all had been brought to Malaysia by ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28048/maids-repatriated-from-malaysia/

Deal ends moratorium on maids to Malaysia

Four years after Prime Minister Hun Sen personally outlawed the practice of Cambodian women traveling to Malaysia to work as domestic servants, the two countries have agreed to restart the maid trade, according to a statement released by the Labor Ministry on Thursday. ...

Matt Blomberg and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/deal-ends-moratorium-on-maids-to-malaysia-102759/

Returnee maid takes own life

A Tbong Khmum woman, whose family said she had been plagued by major personality changes and signs of mental illness since returning from working as a maid in Malaysia, hanged herself with a hammock cord in her house Sunday afternoon. ...

Sen David and Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/returnee-maid-takes-own-life

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